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This showpiece York County, Pa., barn burned down about a decade ago

This was one of ‪York County, Pa.‬’s best-known barns – and we have many grand barns – before it burned to the ground in 2006. It was visible from a major road and intended to be an accessible county showpiece. Where did this barn stand? Memories of this very public farm, in the past or present?

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York’s first public housing units giving way to Homes at Thackston Park

York’s first public housing units came on the scene in 1954. Almost 60 years later, residents are leaving crumbling units and moving to the nearby York Housing Authority’s Homes at Thackston Park, seen above. So the former Thackston Park is now home of a $12 million, 39-unit affordable housing complex. And an attractive one at that. The next phase calls for the original units to come down, and their old footprint will be converted into a park, a greenway next to the Codorus Creek.

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Helen Reeves Thackston’s name lives on in York, Pa.

Helen Thackston at work at Crispus Attucks. Also of interest: York’s first public housing units giving way to Homes at Thackston Park. Helen Thackston Memorial Park sits obscurely between West Princess and West College near the Codorus Creek in York. … Continue reading

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